English Language Programme

for international students

  • English Language Programme

Language, culture and adventure

If you’re looking for the very best in English language programmes for juniors, look no further than PGL. Our unique mix of English language classes, excursions and adventure activities brings learning to life in an exciting and engaging way.

It’s a residential experience which provides exciting opportunities to explore the UK and enjoy a range of outdoor adventure activities. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and all our residential centres are owned by us and managed by trained and experienced PGL staff.

How does it work?

You won’t find a course that’s more fun, better value or better organised.  It’s the ultimate in excitement and education.  It’s the chance to enjoy all the benefits of a residential course plus adventure activities and excursions.

English Classes
On arrival, students are assessed and streamed into classes according to ability. CELTA (or equivalent) qualified teachers deliver 15 hours of classroom-based English language study each week, using specially written workbooks to support learning. Classes have a maximum size of 12 students.

Adventure Activities
Energetic and fun adventure activities, such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing and raft building add an action-packed dimension to learning – all supervised by trained PGL instructors and all taking place in the centre grounds.

Excursions
To complete the programme, two excursions per week (one half-day and one full-day) take students out and about to places of cultural and historical interest, accompanied by a PGL guide, where they can put their language skills into practice in real-life situations.

Evening Entertainment
The fun continues in the evenings with supervised evening activities which provide students with more opportunities to use their English skills and make friends with other students from around the world.

Availability
Fully integrated EFL programme - students are fully integrated with other nationalities at every opportunity. This programme is fixed and available during winter, Easter and summer. Multiples of 7 night stays. No minimum numbers.

Closed EFL programme - groups remain closed and do not integrate, however there may be English-speaking children on-site, so some soft integration may be possible. This programme is fixed and available all year round. Minimum group size:12.

Book with confidence
With PGL, you can book with confidence.  We have a long-established meet-and-greet and transport service, en suite accommodation and free adult places for every 12 students booked.

You can also supplement an English Language course by adding a PGL Activity Camp.

Activities

 We can arrange an exciting programme of outdoor activity sessions to develop your students personally and socially, all supervised by trained PGL staff. Activities available can vary between PGL centres.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 7 day English Language Course for International Students
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1   Arrival, orientation & time to settle in Welcome session
Day 2 English Lessons Adventure Activities- Raft Building Circus Skills
Day 3 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Quad Biking & Archery Talent Show
Day 4 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Zip Wire and Trapeze Campfire
Day 5 English Lessons Half day excursion Scavenger Hunt
Day 6 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Rifle Shooting & Climbing Film Night
Day 7 All Day Excursion All Day Excursion Disco
Day 8 Departure Day    

Learning outcomes

Our English Language courses run throughout the year. Learning outcomes include:

  • Improved spoken and written English from formal classroom learning
  • Improved confidence and enjoyment from using English in real-life situations, such as shopping and sightseeing
  • Integration with children from other countries also learning English
  • Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage from excursions
  • Personal organisation and responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging others
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

Situated in the picturesque county of Devon, Barton Hall is well worth the trip! Transfer from Bristol airport in 1¼ hours, or from London Heathrow in 3½ hours.

Beam House

Beam House

Located on the North Devon coast, close to the surf school at Westward Ho!, Beam House offers a warm welcome and an exciting programme for international students.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Close to both Manchester and Birmingham airports, one of our most beautiful centres is set in vast woodland and scenic grounds in the Shropshire countryside.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Situated in the Lincolnshire countryside, Caythorpe Court is just 2 hours away from London airports, Stansted and Heathrow, or 2¼ hours from Birmingham.

Dalguise

Dalguise

With good access to Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, our stunning Scottish centre has a mansion house and a mock gothic tower set in large, beautiful grounds.

Liddington

Liddington

A large, modern centre close to Swindon in Wiltshire, Liddington is well placed to offer both popular excursions and a wide range of thrilling adventure activities.

Little Canada

Little Canada

On the beautiful Isle of Wight off the south coast of Britain, Little Canada enjoys a beautiful waterside location. Transfer time is around 3 hours from London.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

A beautiful rural retreat, located to the south of London in Surrey. Travel to London by Eurostar or by air to London Gatwick or Heathrow for the shortest transfers.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Situated on the coast with its own stunning beach, Osmington Bay is just over 2 hours from London airports and 2 hours from the regional airport, Bristol.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

With easy access to the south coast and to London, Windmill Hill’s closest major airports are London Gatwick and Heathrow – or use the Eurostar to St Pancras.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

With good access to regional airports - Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, Winmarleigh Hall has large gardens, parkland and woodland for students to enjoy.

English Language, Culture and Adventure Brochure

English Language, Culture and Adventure Brochure

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